What are the benefits of an LMS (Learning Management System)?

Learning Management System

Sam Russell

By: Sam Russell – November 2015

Given that most Learning & Development managers would be well aware of the huge benefits of a good LMS (Learning Management System) on the capability development of a workforce, it’s surprising how many companies down use one. Here’s a list of some of the benefits of such a system:

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1/ Manage and track workforce training

Administrating the training of an entire workforce can be a time consuming and stressful task and, in cases of compliance training, qualifications, and performance requirement programs, need to be diligently tracked and recorded.

A good LMS can be life-changing in this regard, simplifying the whole process and even assisting in the management of training room bookings, RTO & facilitator engagements, training resources, and much more.

2/ Manage your online learning programs

Many organisations are now using online learning as a key part of their workforce development strategies. A good LMS will have an embedded eLearning platform that can make the delivery and administration of such programs significantly simpler.

3/ Centralised L&D information

Anyone who’s had to try to gather training information for particular members of staff that is held in a variety of locations (sometimes on a managers personal files!) will know that there are HUGE benefits to be had from all such information being held in one centralised, accessible point.

A good LMS will do this for you in a format that’s easy to access and secure.

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4/ Simplify your regulatory compliance training tracking

A huge benefit of an LMS is the way in which it can help with compliance training that may be obligatory for your industry or organisation (safety programs being a good example) as the system enable you to efficiently ensure that all relevant staff are up-to-date on the required training and certification. Essential if you’re in a highly regulated industry such as mining or construction.

5/ Reduced costs of training

All the points listed above are great in themselves; however, one huge benefit is the obvious saving that can be made as a result of the saved time, use of online training, and compliance benefits.

Let’s face it, regardless of your training budget size, any cost savings can only be a good thing!

About the author:

Sam Russell is the Director of Client Services and Business Development for Rhodes Business School, widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading business and leadership training organisations and a premier sponsor of The Australian L&D Network and Learning Matters Magazine. Click here for more information or call 1300 746 287.

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